Gross Ile

This blog has been quiet for a few days because we’re on a road trip, headed to a family wedding in Maryland. We’re taking the “long way” with a route to the East Coast through Canada and New England. Today we arrived in Quebec City.

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Civil War pension records

Many Irish emigrants served in the U.S. Civil War. Many died. Tragic as that fact is, it means pension records were created that may now be extremely useful to family history researchers.

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Poor law records

While it’s exciting to find an ancestor’s name in old records, I find it’s also illuminating to read stories about the times in which they lived and what their contemporaries experienced.

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1/3 off RootsIreland 12-mo subscription

For the next 10 days you can take advantage of RootsIreland’s special discount on an annual subscription.

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Ship Records

With the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Library moving to a new location effective November 1, your remaining opportunities for Irish Saturday classes in 2017 are limited. No classes are scheduled for November or December.

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Ballincollig military men in your ancestry?

A remarkable resource is featured as September’s Archive of the Month at the Representative Church Body (RCB) Library. This collection tells the stories of military men and their families based in Ballincollig, County Cork, 1810-1922.

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Methodists in Ireland

The 2017 Third Quarter issue of Irish Roots Magazine is out. On the cover is the striking “Kindred Spirits” sculpture, nine stainless steel eagle feathers nearly 23 feet tall.

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Back to school

Are you starting to think about the kids going back to school? Maybe you should be making plans for yourself?

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Facts & myths about Irish research

Don’t forget the Minnesota Irish Fair this weekend, August 11-13!

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1775 Dublin Directory database launched

The Irish Genealogical Research Society has announced the launch of a new resource on its website, a database index to Wilson’s 1775 Dublin Directory.

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